Strawberry Custard Cheese Torte

March 11, 2008

Easy to make, looks good and yummy 🙂


This is my entry for  Mike’s Strawberry Seduction

Can you imagine it? It is a mixture of a light sponge cake combined with a rich custard cheese filling then topped with a fresh bits of strawberries… uhhmmm YUM!!

I was surprised to find out how nice the cake base turn out, kind of like chiffon but not really.. seems like the method is something I will use again to make other cake. The recipe was on the back of a cornstarch.

 For the filling, if you use custard powder then you can omit the egg yolks.


Note: This is for a 26cm springform.

 For the cake base:

40 gr cornstarch /maizena

80 gr AP flour

100 gr sugar

3 eggs

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp baking powder

3 tbsps hot water

3 tbsps simple syrup (boiled 1 cup of sugar with 1/2 cup of water until sugar dissolved)

For the cheese filling:

40 gr cornstarch

500 gr cream cheese (or any other curd cheese like quark, marscarpone, ricotta, etc)

250 ml milk

150 gr sugar (adjust it to your taste)

400 ml fresh cream

4 egg yolks

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp lemon rind

1 tbsp gelatine powder

For the topping:

500 gr strawberries (or any other fruits of your choice)

1 pkg Jell-O (or any other jelly)


For the cake:

Heat up oven to 200°C, line the baking form with baking paper.

Separate egg yolks from the whites, put aside.

Whip egg whites until stiff, add 3 tbsps hot water, mix well.

Add the sugar and vanilla, mix well.

Add in the egg yolks, mix well.

Shift together: cornstarch, flour, baking powder then fold them into the egg whites mixture.

Put in the baking form, bake for about 20 min.

For the filling:

Whip the cream until stiff, put aside.

Mix the gelatine powder with 2 tbsps of water, let it sit for 10 min. then heat it up until melt.

Mix together: milk, sugar, salt, lemon rind, egg yolks and corn starch. Cook on medium heat until thick and becomes custard.

Add in the gelatine mixture, mix well.

Mix the cream cheese with the custard.

Fold in whipped cream into the custard mixture, mix well.

Final step:

Put a cake ring around the cake, brush the cake with simple syrup.

Pour in the cheese filling, use spoon to make the surface even.

Arrange the strawberries on top of it then carefully pour the Jell-O.

Let it stand over night before you remove the ring.


3 Responses to “Strawberry Custard Cheese Torte”

  1. That cake looks delicious! I love the combination of either cream cheese or mascarpone with strawberries and this cake looks like just the thing for that craving. Also, that photo looks surreal. Very nice work and thanks for your entry!

  2. Mila Says:

    wow…that cake looks just perfect…I was really trying to find this recipe and I have to admit that I think that yours seems to be te right one….I´m definitely going to make it as soon as possible….mmmmm my inlaws are going to love me even more! thanks! loved it!

  3. Good day! This post could not be written any better!
    Reading this post reminds me of my good old room mate!
    He always kept talking about this. I will forward this write-up to him.
    Fairly certain he will have a good read. Thanks for sharing!

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